Vocal overdoer syndrome is a term coined by Dr. Anat Keidar and Dr. Bastian1 to designate an individual whose amount and manner of voice use can be considered excessive and to thereby put the person at risk of mucosal injury. Typically, the vocal overdoer syndrome comprises two parts: 1) innate talkativeness; 2) a life circumstance (occupation, performance, family, hobby, social) that permits, invites, or demands much voice use.
Mottled Vocal Cord Mucosa May Hide Glottic Sulci
Bastian RW. The vocal overdoer syndrome: a useful concept from the voice clinic. Journal of Singing. 2002; 58(5): 411-13. ↩